Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Sep 2012 16:26 UTC
Windows "Asus has a trio of Windows 8 tablets on deck for the holidays, but the pricing is so high - $599 to $1299 for a hybrid - that it's going to be nearly impossible to compete in the marketplace. We were leaked Asus' holiday roadmap and the slide below tells the tale." If this is for real, Windows 8 is screwed in the tablet space. Nobody is going to buy a Windows tablet at prices higher than the iPad.
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Comment by hoak
by hoak on Tue 18th Sep 2012 17:59 UTC
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That's well and fine, but as a commodity product this prices at least this Asus product out of the mass market -- and the competition is getting less expensive, seeing improvements to the UI; unlike the poxy hacked together mash-up that is NCI...

Factor in $85 billion in quantitative easing a month with no limit in the U.S. market -- and inflationary costs are going to prevail on the future of what happens even for large deep pockets enterprise customers.

This thing will be as Thom implies; dead before it even gets to market...

Edited 2012-09-18 18:14 UTC

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